The city of Three Rivers has issued a media release related to the proposed multi-field sports complex.
Issued Friday, the release states that the city, mayor and city commission members have made clear they would rather not issue bonds to pay for construction of the fields.
If issued, however, bonds will serve only as a loan and no city taxes will be increased because of the bonds. The fields will be paid for by private donations from the community, revenues already collected by the city, and a $2.8 million county-issued grant.
A judge has ruled in favor of the city and said that the county is contractually obligated to pay Three Rivers the $2.8 million for the project.
Any bonds issued will be paid back with that grant money.
The release concludes that the city looks forward to seeing the project through to its completion.